Automake provides initial support for Vala
This requires valac version 0.7.0 or later, and currently requires
the user to use GNU
foo_SOURCES = foo.vala bar.vala zardoc.c
Any .vala file listed in a
_SOURCES variable will be
compiled into C code by the Vala compiler. The generated .c files
are distributed. The end user does not need to have a Vala compiler installed.
Automake ships with an Autoconf macro called
that will locate the Vala compiler and optionally check its version
Search for a Vala compiler in
PATH. If it is found, the variable
VALAC is set to point to it (see below for more details). This
macro takes three optional arguments. The first argument, if present,
is the minimum version of the Vala compiler required to compile this
package. If a compiler is found and satisfies minimum-version,
then action-if-found is run (this defaults to do nothing).
Otherwise, action-if-not-found is run. If action-if-not-found
is not specified, the default value is to print a warning in case no
compiler is found, or if a too-old version of the compiler is found.
There are a few variables that are used when compiling Vala sources:
Absolute path to the Vala compiler, or simply ‘valac’ if no suitable compiler Vala could be found at configure runtime.
Additional arguments for the Vala compiler.
The maintainer’s variant of
lib_LTLIBRARIES = libfoo.la libfoo_la_SOURCES = foo.vala
Note that currently, you cannot use per-target
(see Why are object files sometimes renamed?) to produce different C files from one Vala